IP Talks - Session 2: Using intellectual property in business (English)

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Join us on October 20, 2021 at 1pm (EST) as we continue the monthly IP Talks series brought to you by the IP Village. In this second 1-hour webinar you will learn about using IP in a business.

Foundation: A strategic approach to using your IP (CIPO - 20mins):

  • Different avenues to leverage intellectual property
  • Skillsets for planning and creating an IP strategy
  • Steps to develop an IP strategy

In practice: IP as a business tool – building a solid foundation to get your ideas to market (NRC-IRAP – 20mins):

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program's (NRC IRAP) support for your innovation projects goes beyond financial assistance. When you work with us, you also get access to:

  • Industrial technology advisors (ITAs) who offer technical and business advice, referrals, and other services to help your company grow from concept to commercialization.
  • An extensive network of regional, national, and international partners that can provide you with access to customized support (including business and technology advice and competitive intelligence), connect you with local sources of financing, expertise, and more.

Understanding IP searches (IPIC – 10 minutes)

An introduction to the various searches performed to make informed decisions about your IP:

  • Freedom to operate
  • Registrability
  • Patent landscape / whitespace

Intellectual property valuation vs. business value (BDC – 10 minutes)

Learn what to do to assess if your business idea is commercially viable and the key elements of IP vs. business value that investors look for.

  • Product-market-moat fit
  • Difference between IP value and IP valuation
Registration is mandatory - register early to reserve your spot. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 19.

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